Project Animal Watch
Ms. Taylor is in the process of compiling a list of animal web cams from all over the world to help students learn more about animals. Accompanying activities may be found in the Exploration Station section below.
- Cornell Feeder Watch Cam at Sapsucker Woods in Ithaca, New York, USA. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/cams/cornell-lab-feederwatch/.
- Ontario Feeder Watch Cam in Ontario, Canada. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/cams/cornell-lab-feederwatch/.
- Shark Cam at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California, USA. https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams/shark-cam.
- Beluga Whale Cam at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/beluga-whale-webcam/.
- Southern Sea Otter Cam at rage Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/southern-sea-otter-webcam/.
- Cheetah Cub Cam at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Biology Institute in Washington, D.C., USA. https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams/cheetah-cub-cam.
- Jellies Cam at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/jelly-webcam/.
- Moon Jelly Cam at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California, USA. https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams/moon-jelly-cam/.
Exploring Sea Animals—I Wonder . . .
Visit the Ocean Voyager web cam at the Georgia Aquarium at the in Atlanta, Georgia. There are over 50 different species in the Ocean Voyager exhibit. See If you can identify any of the different species. If you need help identifying any of the species, scroll down to the picture gallery. Once you have identified an animal start thinking to yourself “I wonder” to get the inquiry process rolling. For example, after identifying a whale shark you might ask: I wonder how big a whale shark is? I wonder what purpose the spots on the top of the whale shark serve? I wonder where whale sharks live in the world? Have fun exploring and wondering.
Exploring Cheetah Cubs—I Wonder . . .
On April 8, 2020, a cheetah named Echo gave birth to 4 cubs at the Smithsonian National Zoo & Biology Institute. Visit the Cheetah Cub Cam and observe the mother Echo and her cubs. As you are observing, what question do you have? Use the stem I wonder to start your questions. For example, you might ask: I wonder how old the cubs are? I wonder how much the cubs weigh? I wonder how much time the cubs spend sleeping? Enjoy observing the Cheetah cubs as they grow up.